Join Automation Alley for networking and educational events this fall

The fall calendar is packed with Automation Alley events where the Southeast Michigan business community can network and learn. To register or find out more about these and other Automation Alley events, visit

• Education and Industry Partnership Summit: Growing the Manufacturing Pipeline
On Oct. 20, join the Automation Alley Education and Workforce Committee at TechShop Detroit in Allen Park, MI, for an important discussion on developing the manufacturing talent pipeline. Featuring a keynote presentation by Karen McPhee, senior education policy adviser for Gov. Rick Snyder, the summit is intended to facilitate partnerships between the manufacturing business community and area K-12 schools, resulting in employer-backed school programming to promote manufacturing as a viable career path.

• Fall Members-Only Networking
On Oct. 22, this popular networking event will take place at Pratt & Miller Engineering in New Hudson, MI. Home of Corvette Racing and Cadillac Racing, Pratt & Miller will open its doors for an evening of networking and mingling amid some of the most sophisticated sports cars on the track today. Attendees will get a rare glimpse into the world of professional motorsports while enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

• Social Media: The Secret to Attracting and Recruiting Talent
On Oct. 27, join the Automation Alley Business Growth Committee at Automation Alley in Troy, MI, to learn the secrets of building a successful social media marketing plan to attract and recruit talent. Presenter Joe Serwach is a brand communications and social media consultant who recently served as senior director of marketing and counseling services at The Quell Group in Troy. Serwach was also responsible for launching and was a contributing author to PRNews’ “The Book of Social Media Strategies and Tactics, Volume 1.”